By Ed Veilleux
The experience of waiting in a Tim Hortons line filled with dozens of students, stretching down the bowling alley, may soon be just a memory at Laurentian University.
Starbucks is on the way, according to Carol McAulay, vice-president of administration at Laurentian.
“We identified the library area as an area that could use additional services, particularly because often we see long line- ups at the Tim Hortons in the bowling alley,” McAulay said. “Both Aramark and (Laurentian) agreed that we need another outlet in that sort-of neighbourhood.”
Aramark currently, and for the next four years, has the contract to provide food services to Laurentian’s campus. When Aramark does a review of services, the company splits the campus into sections, or “neighbourhoods,” and they determined the academic neighbourhood (the library area) could use an extra outlet, according to McAulay.
“After discussion with Aramark, we agreed the library rotunda would be a great spot, so we’re working with them to bring another food service outlet.”